Witham: Man bailed over chemical attack

A 56-year-old man, who has not been named, was left with potentially life-changing injuries to his h

A 56-year-old man, who has not been named, was left with potentially life-changing injuries to his hands and face in the attack on Friday morning in Bramble Road, Witham, after two men threw a harmful substance over him. - Credit: Su Anderson

A man arrested in connection with an attack involving a chemical being thrown over the victim has been bailed.

Friday’s incident saw a 56-year-old man suffer serious chemical burns after the liquid was thrown him at a block of flats off Bramble Road, Witham.

The victim was last night still receiving hospital treatment.

Detectives from Essex Police arrested a Witham man, 19, on Sunday evening on suspicion of assault in connection with the attack.

He has now been released on police bail until October 3, pending further enquiries.


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Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Essex Police at Braintree CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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